US citizens urged to leave Ethiopia

Ethiopia: US citizens urged to leave ‘immediately’ the country

The US State Department has warned American citizens living in Ethiopia to immediately leave the country as the security situation is worsening.

The State Department says Washington had no plans to organise a mass evacuation, as it did in Afghanistan.

The US and the African Union have been pressuring the Ethiopian government and rebels in the Tigray region to end their conflict, which has killed several thousand people and displaced two million since it started a year ago.

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American officials say the US has held off approving sanctions against the warring parties, because peace negotiations are still active.

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